Say what you will about theme parks in Orlando, but it’s pretty darn fun zooming around on a Mount Everest-themed roller coaster or actually getting to walk through the stores and towns from the Harry Potter books.
While Orlando has a (deserved) rep as being home to the world’s best theme parks, that’s not all Florida has to offer visitors. The large city is bursting with things to do, including plenty of Orlando museums that offer something beyond the norm. Sure, there are science and art museums (including the 100-year-old Orlando Museum of Art), but there are also exhibits that display Florida’s weirder — or at least quirkier — side.
These are seven of the best museums in Orlando for when you want to experience something you won’t find anywhere else — and have had your fill of waiting in theme park ice cream lines.